A versatile and promising performer bringing “sonorous life” to the stage [Cleveland Plain Dealer], cellist Caroline Bean Stute’s musical endeavors cover the span of solo, chamber, and orchestral playing. Since 2014 she has held a position with “The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Orchestra in Washington, DC, where she performs in such diverse settings as the White House, State Department, area public schools, and the Phillips Collection. She is co-founder and co-artistic director of the Capitol Hill-based chamber music series the Chiarina Chamber Players. Appearing on most of Chiarina’s concerts alongside leading regional players, she also manages outreach and programming for a growing audience base.

Carrie was a fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, and at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she was recipient of the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award. As a soloist noted for her “style and virtuosity” [ClevelandClassical], Carrie has performed with the Florida Orchestra and the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra of Cleveland. She appeared at the Norfolk (CT) and Sarasota (FL) chamber music festivals, and at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, England. She was a substitute player with the San Francisco Symphony. While living in New York, she performed in such notable venues as Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and an in-house educational residency at the 92nd Street Y. She has collaborated with such artists as Jaime Laredo, Sarah Chang, Charles Neidich, and Rolf Schulte. Her work with small ensembles and orchestras can be heard on the Albany, Avie, BSO Classics, and GlorClassics recording labels.

As a performer who seeks out the work of today’s composers, Carrie was a member of the New York-based ensemble Hotel Elefant and participated in the 2013 Carnegie Hall workshop "New Voices, New Music," led by David Lang and the International Contemporary Ensemble. She has collaborated with DC’s Inscape Chamber Orchestra and with such diverse composers as John Adams, Oliver Knussen, Michael Gordon, Richard Carrick, Sahba Aminikia, and Mary Kouyoumdjian. She took part in Tanglewood’s Elliott Carter Centennial celebration and was soloist in a premiere reading of Fang Man’s Tao for Sheng, Cello, and Orchestra at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Carrie is currently an instructor at the DC Youth Orchestra Program and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Suzuki program. She served as an adjunct instructor at CUNY Queens College, where she taught cello and chamber music. In 2016 she was a teaching artist and performer at the Alonso Marín National Music Festival in Caldas, Colombia. In 2014 and 2012 she served as a guest teaching artist for the National Youth Orchestra of Honduras, in an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Carrie taught previously at the Harlem Opus 118 School in New York and at the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester. With the Atlas Piano Trio, she held a two-year residency at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. At the Bowdoin Music Festival, she was a teaching assistant to Professor Steven Doane. In her earlier collaborations with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, she took part in tours to Central America, South America, and Europe, interacting with local youth orchestras in projects designed to mentor young musicians. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of YOA’s expanding pilot program, the Global Leader Program, which offers fieldwork opportunities for teaching artists and a related curriculum.

Carrie holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University, where she was also a recipient of a faculty-awarded Performer’s Certificate (ESM), Arts Leadership Certificate (ESM), and Jacobs Scholar Award (IU). She was recipient of an Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where she is completing doctoral studies. Her teachers include Steven Doane, Janos Starker, Marcy Rosen, Sharon Robinson, and Scott Kluksdahl. She studied chamber music with members of the Tokyo, Artis, and Ying Quartets, and with the Kalichstein–Laredo–Robinson Trio. She has performed in master classes for such cellists as Frans Helmerson, Paul Katz, and Timothy Eddy.


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Beethoven Sonata No. 4, Op. 102, Andante, Allegro vivaceCaroline Bean, cello Efi Hackmey, piano

Bach Suite No. 6, BWV 1012, Prélude - YouTube

Schumann Cello Concerto, Op. 129, Nicht zu schnell - YouTubeCaroline Bean, cello Efi Hackmey, piano

Hotel Elefant in Concert -- '"à cause du soleil" Flow Trio' by Richard Carrick - YouTubeHotel Elefant "à cause du soleil" Flow Trio Composer: Richard Carrick Violin: Andie Tanning Springer Viola: Gillian Gallagher Cello: Caroline Bean Recording ...

Schubert and Dvorak trios at Europe Day Celebration - YouTubeWayne Weng (piano), Igor Pikayzen (violin), Caroline Bean (cello). Filmed and Edited by: Christopher John Sztybel http://www.thatwerks.com


Shirish Korde: Lalit for Cello and Tabla, with Jonathan Singer, tabla
Kaija Saariaho: Cloud Trio (!V: Tranquillo ma sempre molto espressivo), with Emily Vold, violin, and Eva Gerard, viola
Peteris Vasks: Gramata Cellam
J.S. Bach: Sonata no. 2 for Gamba and Cembalo



The benefits acquired from a musical education are lasting and important. They enrich and follow us throughout our entire lives, instilling creativity and self-expression, process-oriented discipline, aesthetic values, concentration, and confidence. I believe every child can have a life-long journey with music. In my teaching I create a constructive and encouraging environment and am committed to guiding a student to the next step in his or her development. In lessons I emphasize technique and posture, ear training and rhythm, and guide musical awareness. I strive to foster a love for the learning process and to help students attain a high level of physical freedom with the instrument, out of which musical sensitivity develops.
I am teaching or have recently taught:

Beginners (age 5+)
Intermediate to advanced pre-college students
University-level masterclasses
Audition coaching (college auditions, summer camps and festivals, etc.)
Chamber music coaching

Please contact info@carolinebean.com for more information.

My experience and qualifications include the following:
• Suzuki teacher training at the Chicago Suzuki Institute
• Chamber music and cello section coach at the DC Youth Orchestra Program
• Adjunct faculty at CUNY Queens College for cello and chamber music
• Cello instructor at the Harlem Opus 118 School, Eastman Community Music School
• Guest cello teacher at the Honduran National Youth Orchestra Camp
• Cello section coach for the New World Symphony’s public school outreach program
• Private studio teaching in California, New York, and DC
• Teaching assistant at the Bowdoin International Music Festival

My education:

• Doctor of Musical Arts, in progress at the CUNY Graduate Center
• Master of Music from Indiana University
• Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music


October 12, 2016Colombian National Youth Music FestivalHappy to have met and heard so many wonderful musicians coming together in Chinchiná , Caldas, for the II Festival Nacional de Música Alonso Marín. Thanks for sharing your vibrant music and culture (and warm hospitality!)
September 9, 2016Chiarina Chamber Players, Season IISecond season gets underway this weekend! And our new website, chiarina.org, is going live. Check it out for details about our 2016-17 guest artists, repertoire, and venues! About us: Founded in 2015 by pianist Efi Hackmey and cellist Carrie Bean Stute, Chiarina brings high-quality chamber music performances and innovative programming to Capitol Hill, DC, and Montgomery County, MD. Our mission is to make live performances of great masterpieces accessible to the community at large, and to connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Chiarina is a non-profit, federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
January 24, 2016School outreach projects in February and MarchI'm excited to take part in the YOA Global Leaders' upcoming DC mission in the KIPP schools. We will work alongisde KIPP music teachers and provide an intensive period of instruction and study for middle and high school string students. I'll also be taking part in the Marine Band's "Music in the High Schools" program and will visit around two dozen area high schools with a string quartet.
September 12, 2015Chiarina Chamber Players - chamber music in the heart of Capitol Hill!I'm excited to announce a new chamber music series, which I am directing alongside my pianist friend and colleague Efi Hackmey. We are the Chiarina Chamber Players and will present our first concert this coming September 27th at 4:00 at Reformation Lutheran Church (212 E. Capitol St. NE). Check out our new website for more info: chiarina.org.
July 31, 2015DCYOP's summer chamber music programThe program's first chamber music venture was a success! It was a pleasure to work with such a talented and receptive group of students - kudos!
July 31, 2015Chicago Suzuki InstituteI recently returned from a terrific week at the Chicago Suzuki Insitute, where I observed some of the most excellent and inspiring teaching on record, and received Book 1 teacher certification. I look forward to starting a new teaching position at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in September! https://www.musicinst.org/csi
June 26, 2014New position with "The President's Own"I am thrilled to be joining "The President's Own" Marine Band in Washington, DC, where I'll be a chamber musician and chamber orchestra member for both public concert series and events in the White House. I expect to get started in the late summer sometime.http://www.marineband.marines.mil/
July 9, 2013Hotel Elefant

I'm excited to join this group as a new member for their upcoming season in New York!


July -August 2012Concerts at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; Norfolk, CT

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